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Kingfisher Pool produces close finish in fishery’s open match from Wagg

By Pete Woodhouse

Despite bright and flat calm conditions the Kingfisher Pool over at Townsend Lakes produced a good result and a close finish in the fishery’s latest open match.

Leading the way with 85lb 12oz was Andy Adams, writes Ken Wade.

He fished the long pole with pellet for most of the match but caught some big carp late on from the margins to seal the victory.

Coming a close second was Liam Wagg.

He caught well on a small Method feeder and a long pole for 82lb 12oz.

Then came Barry Maile with 64lb 2oz. He caught on a pellet waggler.

Fenland Rods anglers once again found the fish feeding well, this time on the Decoy Lakes complex.

They fished the Cedar Pool, possibly one of the best lakes on the complex right now, and it certainly fished really well in this one.

Top rod with a massive 250lb was Kev Lee.

He is a specialist at close range pole fishing with cat meat and made no mistake in this one, catching all day and netting fish close to double figures from peg 26.

Runner-up from peg 18 was Mac Campbell. He weighed in 189lb 15oz, again fishing meat, then came John Smith with 186lb 2oz.

Decoy Lakes was also the venue for the latest Spratts AC match, they were on the Willow Pool for their midweek fixture.

Top rod in this one was Peter Harrison on peg 15, a good win from a peg that has not fished well for some time. Peter fished a small Method feeder with banded pellet netting fish to 9lb lb to see him home with 186lb 2oz.

Runner-up on 31 was John Smith. He caught close in with meat for 159lb 11oz, then came Peter Spriggs with 131lb 7oz.

What a series the Tuesday evening matches have been this year at Buttonhole Fishery, lots of fish to be had and a really close leader board as we head towards the end of a fine run of matches. In the latest match Paul Pleasant took the honours, he alternated between the feeder and pole in the margin to weigh in 122lb 6oz on peg 21. Runner-up was current Tuesday evening points leader Andrew Carter with 92lb 6oz, he fished down the left hand margin on to the pole fishing paste, then came Joe Bourn on peg 23 with 86lb 9oz.

On Saturday it was the final qualifier in a series of 20 and taking the last place up for grabs was Dave Graves he goes through to the grand final to be fished on the 15th and 16th September.

Dave weighed in 98lb 15oz from peg 12, so although Dave finished second in the match this was good enough as the overall winner on peg 21, John Bishop, who weighed in 100lb 7oz, had already qualified and by default Dave Graves took his final spot. In third place was Liam Wagg on peg 23 with 94lb 7oz.

The prize for the grand final will be £3,371 and 20 anglers will be battling it out for a share of this massive pay out, one of the biggest if not the biggest payout we have seen for a very long time on a fenland fishery.

Tydd Gote AC Results

Wednesday, Club/Open Match, North Level Drain at Main Road: 1st Ian Benton, 24lb 3oz; 2nd John Taylor 11lb 8oz; 3rd Dave Simmonds, 6lb.

Sunday club match, North Level Drain at Main Road: 1st Andrew Kilby 13lb 2oz; 2nd Andy Greenwood 9lb 2oz; 3rd Dave Simmonds 7lb.

In the Wednesday Over 60’s match at Rookery Waters it was Pete Holland once again putting in a fine performance on the Jay Lake, he drew peg 31 and caught fishing the long pole for 89lb 14oz. Coming a close second with 85lb 12oz was Chris Saunders, followed by Will Hadley on 79lb 12oz

Saturday saw the first of the Winter Qualifying rounds fished on the Raven Lake and making it through at the first attempt was the Summer Series champion Ben Townsend. He drew peg 2 and put 149lb 2oz to the scales, he caught on the long pole for most of the day with pellet and also caught late in the margins. Runner up was Denis Page on peg 10, who finished the match with 131lb 10oz, narrowly beating Sam Hawks on peg 11, who weighed in 129lb 4oz.

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